Homemade Bamboo Shoot Soup (Kaeng Nor Mai; ແກງຫນໍ່ໄມ້) made by my aunt for lunch in Vientiane, Laos. I don’t like to have meat or fish in the bamboo shoot soup and prefer to have only the bamboo shoots and plenty of herbs and vegetable in the soup.

Kaeng Nor Mai

The Bamboo Shoot Soup was delicious with freshly bought ingredients used in the soup. It was a good combination with my other favorite dish, Lao green papaya salad (Tam Maak Hoong; ຕໍາໝາກຫຸ່ງ).

Tam Maak Hoong

My aunt also made grilled beef steak to go with the green papaya salad.

ping sien

I can’t wait to be in Laos again so I can ask my two aunts to make me a few of my favorite Lao food dishes. Bamboo shoot soup will definitely be on my request list of what to eat in Laos.